Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

"Ship and Win" - Offering More Money in 2018 - Returns to Del Mar

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018   (1 year ago)
Chicago Style, on the move in the Hollywood Turf Cup last fall, was one of the highly successful “Ship and Win” horses in 2017 at Del Mar. © Benoit Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and...

Del Mar Again Offers 41 Stakes at $7.3 Million for Summer 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018   (1 year ago)
Mirroring its successful 2017 summer stakes pattern, Del Mar will present 41 stakes races worth $7,300,000 over the course of the 36-day session scheduled for 2018. Racing alongside the blue Pacific this year will begin...

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships brings $96.8 Million to San Diego Economy

Thursday, March 1st, 2018   (1 year ago)
Breeders’ Cup provides powerful economic stimulus to local San Diego community through extensive employment opportunities and increased visitor and local spending.

Josh Rubinstein Named President of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018   (1 year ago)
Josh Rubinstein © Benoit Photo The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) announced today that Josh Rubinstein has been named its President. Rubinstein, 48, has worked at Del Mar in an executive capacity since 1997 and...

An Evening of Music to Support the Victims of the Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Featuring Burt Bacharach with a special guest performance by Elvis Costello Burt Bacharach, a horse owner and racing fan for 50 years, has announced that he will host a fundraiser for the victims of the...

Over $600,000 Now Raised to Help Victims of Last Week's San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Fire by The Stronach Group/Santa Anita & Del Mar GoFundMe Effort

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017   (1 year ago)
$250,000 Has Been Approved for Immediate Dispersal to Assist with Urgent Expenses More than $600,000 currently has been raised via donations to the TSG/Santa Anita & Del Mar GoFundMe account through a world-wide outpouring to...

Post-Fire Situation Settles at Del Mar as Training Is Held

Monday, December 11th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Thoroughbreds jogged on the main racetrack at Del Mar Monday morning as life after the horrific training track fire in nearby Bonsal began to settle for horses and horsemen involved with the events at San...

Trainer Martine Bellocq Remains Hospitalized Following Injuries Suffered at San Luis Rey

Sunday, December 10th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Trainer Martine Bellocq continues to be treated at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego for burns she received trying to rescue her horses during the San Luis Rey Downs training center fire in Bonsal Thursday....

Santa Anita & Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Join Forces Following Fire to Provide Off-Site Stabling During San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Reconstruction

Friday, December 8th, 2017   (1 year ago)
With Eight Barns at San Luis Rey Destroyed by Lilac Fire on Thursday, Training & Stabling Facilities Immediately Required for Nearly 500 Thoroughbreds Following an emergency meeting of the California horse racing industry’s Stabling and...

More Than 800 Fire-Threatened Horses Evacuated to Del Mar

Friday, December 8th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s backstretch area is currently providing safe haven for more than 850 horses that escaped a wind-blown, fast-moving fire that ripped through the North County area of San Diego Thursday. The first group of...